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Pro Arte Singers is proud to announce our 31st season of professional choral concerts, bringing the greatest music in definitive performances to audiences in Fairfield County. Mark your calendars now for the following concerts:

Sunday, October 26, 2003, 3:30 PM at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church
279 Atlantic St., Stamford.
The Pro Arte Singers will be joined by the Pro Arte Festival Chorus and Orchestra in performing motets for double chorus & double orchestra by Antonio Vivaldi, Franz Joseph Haydn’s Mass in Time of War (Paukenmesse), Franz Biebl’s Ave Maria (for male chorus), and other works.
Sunday, December 14, 2003, 3:30 PM at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church
279 Atlantic St., Stamford.

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7:00 PM at Christ & Holy Trinity Church, 55 Myrtle Ave., Westport.

Our Traditional Candlelight Christmas Concert, featuring the Pro Arte Singers with strings and organ. Featured works include Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s Christmas Cantata, J.S. Bach’s Lobet den Herrn, and, as every year, a candlelight procession and carols old and new.
Sunday, February 8, 2004, 3:30 PM, at Christ Church, 254 East Putnam Ave. (Rt.1), Greenwich. The Pro Arte Male Chorus, the only professional male chorus in the entire New York metropolitan region, presents motets by Franz Liszt, The Prayers of St. Francis by Francis Poulenc, Norwegian folk songs by Edvard Grieg, and American folk songs.
Sunday, May 2, 2004, 3:30 PM, at the First Presbyterian Church, 1101 Bedford, Stamford. The Pro Arte Singers, joined by the Pro Arte Festival Chorus, present Ave Maria and Kyrie by Felix Mendelssohn, Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda by Gustav Holst (performed with harp), Three Lullabies by Henryk Gorecki, and works by Percy Granger and Duke Ellington.


 
Again this year, we will be recording all concerts and making CDs available, delivered about two weeks after the performance. This year, we’re offering a “CD subscription:” you can sign up to get CDs of all the concerts at a discount. Details will be available in the season brochure and ticket order form, which will be mailed in July. (CDs of all concerts from December 2001 forward are still available; contact us for details.)

We are delighted to be singing in a new venue for the first two concerts of the season: St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, next door to the Rich Forum in downtown Stamford (at the corner of Atlantic and Bell Streets). Parking is available in the commuter lot behind the church, or in the Bell Street parking garage. The male chorus concert will be held at Christ Church in Greenwich for its third consecutive year, while the spring concert will return to the familiar “Fish Church,” the architecturally and acoustically striking First Presbyterian Church of Stamford.

Please note that all concerts this season will start at 3:30 PM (except for the Westport Christmas concert, which starts at 7:00 PM).

Please invite your friends to discover the joy of choral singing at its finest. We look forward to seeing you at the concerts.